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Jones Act and General Maritime Law Claims

As a seaman, harbor worker, or longshoreman, you have specific rights when it comes to on-the-job injuries. You may be able to seek financial compensation regardless of who may have been to blame for your accident. Because every case is different, it is helpful to discuss your options with a Tennessee offshore injury attorney who can properly assess the matter. For example, as a seaman you may be protected under the Jones Act for injuries resulting from the negligence of a vessel owner, captain, or other crew member. As a longshoreman or harbor worker, you may be entitled to benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act – regardless of who may have been at fault. If you lost a loved one, you may be able to seek compensation under the Death on the High Seas Act. A lawyer who is experienced with maritime law can make an accurate assessment of your case and can pursue the fair compensation you deserve.

Representing Injured Seamen and Longshoremen in Tennessee

A maritime injury lawyer at Arnold & Itkin LLP may be able to assist you if you were working on a vessel traveling through Tennessee or if you were injured while working as a longshoreman or other maritime worker at any of the ports in the state:

  • Port of Memphis, Tennessee is the fourth largest inland port in the U.S. and the second largest inland port on the shallow draft portion of the Mississippi River. It extends 15 miles across both the Tennessee and Arkansas sides of the Mississippi. Some of the main products handled by the Port of Memphis include steel, tar, petroleum, salt, grains, rock, gravel, and fertilizers. The port authority is the International Port of Memphis.
  • Port of Nashville, Tennessee is a small river port located on the Cumberland River in the north-central region of the state. It is located in Nashville, which is the county seat of Davidson County.
  • Port of New Johnsonville, Tennessee is located on the Tennessee River at mile 100.3, near the city of New Johnsonville. This small river port is privately owned by Herbert Sangravl, Co., Inc. and is part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
  • Port of Knoxville, Tennessee is located in the eastern part of the state where the French Broad River joins the Holston River to form the Tennessee River. The Port of Knoxville is a very small river port.
  • Port of Chattanooga, Tennessee is a very small river port located in the southeastern part of the state, near the Tennessee-Georgia border. The city of Chattanooga is situated on the Tennessee River on Chickamauga Lake and Nickajack Lake. Though the Port of Chattanooga is the smallest port in the state, it handles a variety of goods from numerous countries. Some of the goods primarily handled at this port include auto parts, textile products, and aircraft equipment.

Working with a Tennessee Maritime Injury Lawyer

After an accident, illness, or injury, one of the most important steps you can take is to discuss the matter with a legal professional. Maritime injury cases have the potential to be complex, even when it seems that negligence or the value of your claim is fairly clear. If you want to be sure that your rights as a seaman are completely protected, you need an attorney who understands all of the many intricacies of Jones Act and other maritime law cases. Our legal team is highly experienced and dedicated to protecting our clients' rights. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients in verdicts and settlements and are ready to see how we can help you.

Contact a Tennessee offshore injury lawyer at our firm today. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.

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